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cell, an this is "world news." tonight, turning up the heat. the irs now facing a criminal investigation. allegations they targeted the president's enemies. stunning announcement. hollywood superstar angelina jolie revealing she had a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer. a message to women facing the same difficult choice. road rules. a major change tonight on how much anyone can drink before they get behind the wheel. and "made in america" is back tonight. the buying power of hispanic america, and we learned the secret of success in creating more jobs right here. david muir with the secret recipe. >> it's spicy.
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good evening. we begin with a dramatic new turn in the fire storm surrounding the irs. last night we asked if what they did was fair. tonight the fbi is asking, was it criminal? we're talking about the way they singled out conservative groups. and abc's chief white house correspondent, jonathan karl, is tracking the fast-moving developments tonight. >> reporter: it's no longer just a political scandal. the irs's alleged targeting of conservative groups is now the subject of a criminal investigation. >> the fbi is coordinating with the justice department to see if any laws were broken in connection with those matters related to the irs. >> reporter: a just released investigative report by the irs's own watchdog, says the that more than half of the conservative groups targeted were asked for irrelevant and unnecessary information, all part of an effort to single out
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tea party organizations that were applying for tax-exempt status, for extra scrutiny. when the irs first acknowledged and apologized for targeting tea party groups, it said the actions were limited to officials in this cincinnati field office. but abc news has obtained documents showing other irs offices around the country were involved, including two in california, and the headquarters in washington, d.c. the white house insists it had no idea any of this was going on. >> can you say categorically that nobody at the white house and nobody on the president's political team had any knowledge or was involved in any way in the targeting of tea party groups by the irs? >> yes. >> reporter: absolutely not? >> we learned everything we know about this from what we see in your reports. >> reporter: conservatives aren't buying. >> obama's objective is to eliminate all opposition. >> if this isn't a gathering of an enemies' list, i don't know what is. >> reporter: all of this comes as a white house that takes pride in being scandal-free, has
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been hammered by a series of controversies. >> president obama is fending off incoming fire. >> what went wrong in benghazi? >> this seems like a genuine scandal. >> a potential third scandal. >> reporter: the latest. revelation the justice department obtained two months of telephone records of reporters at the associated press, as part of a leak investigation. according to the irs watchdog, none of the irs officials who were doing the targeting say they were ordered to do it by anybody outside of the irs. but diane, now those who are responsible could face criminal charges. the most serious of those is allegedly conspiring to violate the constitutional rights of their political opponents. the maximum charge there, ten years in prison. >> a fire storm and moving faster tonight. thanks so much. now we turn to another big headline, that stunning surprise from one of the world's most glamourous women. angelina jolie, haunted by her mother's death and armed with the knowledge that she was at
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very high-risk for breast cancer. announcing she had both breasts removed. and signaling all women who face the difficult choice, it does not change who you are. here's abc's paula faris. >> reporter: she is the epitome of hollywood glamor and beauty, voted the most beautiful woman in the world many times over. but now angelina jolie has joined the growing ranks of american women who have tested positive for a high-risk breast cancer gene -- and taken the radical step of a preventive double mastectomy. in the "new york times" today she writes her doctors estimated she had an 87% risk of breast cancer and a 50% risk of ovarian cancer. so she did it for her children. "i have always told them not to worry, but the truth is, i carry a faulty gene, brca1." >> reporter: up to 380,000 women carry a faulty breast cancer gene. 36% take the path of jolie. like megan considine, a mother
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of two. >> just like me, she's a mom. she finds out she has this gene and she has to make decisions. >> reporter: and you make those decisions for your kids. >> you make them for your kids, for your husband, for yourself. >> reporter: jolie's three-month mastectomy and reconstructive process began in february. she kept it private and carried on with her work. here she is on the red carpet in february just days after what we now know was her first procedure. in march, ten days after major surgery to have breast tissue removed, she takes a humanitarian trip to the congo. in april, not long before that final surgery, attending the women in the world summit. the next day, taking the kids shopping. she writes her chances of developing breast cancer have now dropped from 87% to under 5%. "i can tell my children that they don't need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer." but the oscar-winning actress hints she may still have to deal with the high chance of developing ovarian cancer which
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claimed her mom at the age of 56. "we often speak of mommy's mommy, and i find myself trying to explain the illness that took her away from us." today her fiance by her side through it all said today, i find angie's choice, as well as so many others like her, absolutely heroic, paving the way for all women to be bold, brave, and still beautiful. paula faris, abc news, new york. >> thanks to paula there. there were so many questions today. we heard you. you streamed them in to us about risk and choices and we turn now to abc's senior medical correspondent, dr. jennifer ashton, who's specialties women's health. going from 87% risk to 5% is so dramatic. >> that's right. in fact, that risk now is lower than the average woman's lifetime risk of developing breast cancer. >> even if you don't have the gene? >> that's correct. we have to remember, it goes way down, not zero because there's still breast cells left, but it's a major risk reduction. >> and ovarian cancer, that risk
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can be reduced? >> exactly. for this type of mutation, there's an up to 50% risk of ovarian cancer, which can be treated with removal of the ovaries, a separate surgery. >> does insurance pay for this? this is thousands and thousands of dollars. >> it can be incredible incredibly expensive, the good news is, most of the time insurance does cover it. and there's increasing legislation that makes reconstructive surgery available, even to women without insurance. >> pays for the test as well. and you've been telling me there are so many women who have this gene who decide, no i'm not going to do the surgery, it's going to be waiting and watching. >> that's right. and i have patients who have faced this exact decision, diane. and it is very complicated. it's highly emotional. it takes into account the woman's age, family status, other issues and in fact up 65% -- up to 65% of women, according to a 2008 study, choose watchful
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waiting. but we have to remember, there's a big difference between reducing the risk with surgery and increasing the possible detection of cancer with screening. very different things. >> and one person, angelina jolie, saying you can be fully in control if you decide to. >> increased awareness, yes. >> thanks so much, jen. and we move on now to news tonight on a milestone on a big cultural issue in america, same-sex marriage. this was the scene in minnesota all day. [ cheers and applause ] >> the governor signed a law making that state the 12th in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage, and it is moving fast. one year ago, it was legal in only six states in the u.s. but after president obama endorsed gay marriage to abc's robin roberts, that number doubled. and now a bewildering international incident to tell you about tonight, a spy thriller. an american man detained in moscow, accused of being a spy and allegedly caught in the act, but the act was so baffling, it
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raised a lot of questions. abc's chief global affairs correspondent, martha raddatz, with the details. >> reporter: the russians say ryan fogle is no diplomat. they say they caught the 29-year-old american red-handed, trying to recruit a russian intelligence officer to spy for the u.s. they rolled out supposed evidence. two wigs, three pairs of glasses, ziploc bags filled with wads of euros, a microphone and this letter, intended, they say, for the would-be spy. it reads, "dear friend, we are ready to offer you $100,000 to discuss your experience, expertise and cooperation. we can offer up to $1 million a year for long-term cooperation." it is no secret that the u.s. and russia still spy on one another. here in washington, it's part of the lore of the city. this mailbox was once the place where an american double agent would leave a mark to signal his russian handlers.
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and remember anna chapman? part of a russian sleeper cell, living a suburban life who was expelled in 2010. but today's case is a little mysterious. lolothe wigs. it's raising questions. spycraft that seems more maxwell smart than james bond. peter earnest was a cia officer for 20 years. >> the one thing a spy doesn't want to do is get picked up and have stuff on him that is spy stuff. unless as the speculation goes, it's a total set-up. >> reporter: maybe he's a spy or maybe the russians were just trying to embarrass a diplomat. the cia isn't speaking. tonight, fogel has been kicked out of the country, headed back to the u.s., from russia with love. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. and back here at home tonight, the financial markets had a lot of fizz again today. the dow closing up 123 points,
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another record close. and one driver of the economy, the buying power of hispanic americans. so how does everyone get in on this great action? tonight abc's david muir is back with more in our "made in america" series. what's selling hot and why. >> the newest numbers really tell the story. within two years, one of the 33 babies born in america, hispanic. hispanic american families, a force. soon spending 1.5 trillion a year on goods, creating jobs for the companies who jump on this opportunity. on the streets of mexico city, we noticed something. that first red truck, that bimbo bear, with the thumb's up, they're everywhere. and how many stops in one day for one truck? 30 stops in one day alone. tonight here's why american companies here at home should take note. at that factory in mexico city, where they bake bimbo products, they can't keep up with demand
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in america. hispanic americans back in the u.s. who want their products. and when they first started selling to the u.s., how many plants did they have in america? >> none. zero. we shipped everything from mexico. >> reporter: today how many plants do you have in the u.s.? >> 80. >> reporter: 80 plants catering to hispanic america. creating 40,000 jobs in america alone. they take us inside their mexico city lab, where they have the chips that taste like guacamole. and she's testing them. some of them already made by american workers in the u.s. [ speaking spanish ] >> reporter: 31 years. on this day, i join them. pretty good. and if they figured out the buying power of hispanic america, what about american companies who have? enter one of them. we're back over the border driving through california, to death valley, to victorville, where the dr. pepper-snapple group is inside this factory making something else. >> i can smell it soon as i walk in. they're making clamato juice, invented in america, made in california, texas, new york. they've been selling it to mexico for years.
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we saw it everywhere, inside this walmart, in mexico city, right there on the shelf. so the made in america label carries weight? >> a lot of weight. it's very important. >> reporter: even drinks and food made with clamato. the idea of clamato was invented in the united states? >> yes. >> reporter: but it's more popular in mexico? >> yes. >> reporter: the recipe? >> lemon and clamato. >> reporter: she puts me to work. tonight selling in mexico, selling to hispanic america too. but now, the test. how did it taste? ♪ >> it's spicy. >> reporter: and one more iconic american brand we found in this roller bag. the iconic mary kay lady has arrived in mexico. how often do you tell your clients that it's made in america? [ spanish ] you always tell them. mary kay products tailor made for mexico and for hispanic
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america here at home. even the fragrances tweaked. and it's popular? >> si, popular. >> reporter: after us, she was on her way to her next sale. after us, one small change, that mary kay bag. thought we'd change up her bag little bit. we just went shopping before we came on the air tonight. we found these on the shelves in new york. tomato cocktail. they are marketing to hispanic americans. this is the secret to creating jobs if american companies jump on it. i knew you'd see these in the people. they're hot. two minutes to commercial break. >> my temptation. you walked right into it. thank you. taking them home. and it's only begun. thank you, david muir. still ahead tonight on "world news," two drinks. too many? the big change on the way. how much should you be allowed to drink before driving? more tonight. we had never used a contractor before and didn't know where to start. at angie's list, you'll find reviews
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saying it's time to cut the legal blood-alcohol limit by more than a third. down to .05%. what's the difference? for a 130-pound woman, three glasses of wine over an hour would put her at .08. but she would hit .05 with just two glasses. what's the real difference between .08 and .05? >> we can demonstrate significant impairment. you are 38% more likely to be involved in a crash at .05. >> reporter: the board says even at .04, your vigilance is affected. by .05, perception and visual impairment. you have trouble tracking objects at .06. and by .07, cognitive tasks suffer. >> he's all over the place. >> reporter: much of the industrialized world has adopted the lower standard, but u.s. restaurants say that's the wrong strategy. >> dropping to .05 is not going to save lives. targeting the population that is the hard-core alcohol offenders lives. against 's going to save
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drunk driving is not endorsing this recommendation. it's now up to each state to decide if it's time to lower the limit. david kerley, abc news, washington. and coming up next here, our instant index. a mystery about beyonce. everyone gathering clues. is there another baby on the way? a simple question: how old is the oldest person you've known? we gave people a sticker and had them show us. we learned a lot of us have known someone who's lived well into their 90s. and that's a great thing. but even though we're living longer, one thing that hasn't changed much is the official retirement age. ♪ the question is how do you make sure you have the money you need to enjoy all of these years. ♪ a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms.
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governor chris christie at his side, was greeted like a rockstar. touring the homes lost in sandy, and the boardwalk in seaside heights, where the roller coaster that had washed into the sea finally came down. its replacement will be called "the superstorm." >> it's the american spirit, isn't it? everyone getting together and making things right. it's fantastic. >> reporter: very moving moments here when he won this stuffed elephant for 11-year-old taylor. she decided she would name it harry. >> he's really handsome, and he is really nice. he has a nice personality. >> reporter: one reason the prince came here was because of an american he met serving in afghanistan who lost his home to sandy. in these neighborhoods, the people were happy to see him. >> what do you think about harry being here? >> anything that throws a little more attention. >> reporter: this has been a very successful trip for prince harry. he has shown a lot of emotion and maturity. many people are wondering since that scandal in vegas last year,
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maybe he's changed a little. this week harry was advocating for the causes closest to him. visiting walter reed, the warrior games in colorado springs. and today, playing baseball with kids in harlem. bob woodruff, abc news, new york. >> and so good to be with you tonight. we're always there at "nightline" later. and i'll see you right back here again tomorrow. goodnight. breaking news. a tragic accident where a young girl has been killed and now, a stabbing on board a school bus. >> tonight, embezzlement charges in public schools. how six employees allegedly misspent millions of dollars of your money.
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>> a crucial decision on the america's cup after the death of a sailor last week. should races go on as skedz you'lled?. >> how many criminals are roaming free because police haven't tested thousands of rape kits? >> this is the scene of a late afternoon tragedy ai. woman two, children hit by a car, one of them didn't survive. good evening, everyone. >> we have confirmed tonight a 5-year-old was killed. that girl, her little sister and aunt hit by an suv and david lieu gee live with what happened. >> breaking news here in san jose. we're in the 300 block of bluefield drive. you can see this street is cordoned off.
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this is where the accident happened. the aunt and two girls were struck by a car. sky 7 hd was overhead. the aunt and child were struck in the milled midel of bluefield drive as they were apparently leaving park view elementary school. the aunt taken to the hospital. the neighbors have been complaining about speeding vehicles on the street. >> people are driving around, 50 miles per hour down the street. and just not paying attention especially when kids are leaving school. and crossing the street. >> the driver did stop. he is cooperating
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